7 days ago
Not all teeny tiny dogs have had a great life, just check out "Paws for Thought" Rescue page for the hundreds of heartbreaking stories, of little lives that have been turned around for the better.
I met this little lady at Sutherland Shire Council Animal Shelter a couple of weeks ago. She is so very tiny and neglected at (I think) 14 years of age. My heart hurt at the sight of her... not so much from a first impression, as you can see here, she's absolutely adorable.
My heart hurt when I picked her up and cuddled her. She was so skinny I could feel her ribs. Her teeth are a mess of green/black rot, she has cataracts and her left ear is damaged on the top, and her she has long curled dewclaws literally swinging off her back legs.
Yet she is so quiet, dainty and loving. So forgiving for the years that have lead to teeth like hers. Dentals are so very important for all dogs, yet so many don't receive the dental care they need and this is the result.
I'm happy to say that yesterday she was given that dental she so desperately needed thanks to the council approving the work to be done. Today she may be sore and a little sorry, but in a few days time she will start to feel the effects of having all those rotten teeth removed. The toxins in her system will clear and she will feel like she should always have felt, with a mouth free of disease and rot.
I hope to catch up with her again next week and give her some cuddle time and see how she's doing.
She should soon be up for adoption too so I'll be sure to update here when she is <3